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Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Lawmakers Become First In U.S. To Approve $10.10 Minimum Wage

In a move that won the praise of President Barack Obama, Connecticut State lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of raising the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.

03/26/2014

Max And Sophie Parker

Acid Reflux On The Rise Among Kids

Acid reflux is usually considered an adult disease, but it also is now on the rise in children – and often with more severe symptoms.

02/18/2014

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (credit: Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Speaker Silver Calls For Faster Increase In State Minimum Wage

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said Monday that he wants to accelerate the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase to $9 by 2015 and tie it to the inflation rate.

12/30/2013

Holland Tunnel Tolls (credit: CBS 2)

Toll Hike Coming To Port Authority Bridges And Tunnels

Starting on Sunday at 3 a.m. drivers will have to pay more to cross Port Authority bridges and tunnels.

11/30/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Steve Scott / WCBS 880)

Comptroller: New York State Could Set Record For Overtime Expenditures

New York state agencies have spent more than $462 million on overtime for the first nine months of the year – an increase of $65 million from last year, according to a state Comptroller’s office report.

11/19/2013

newborn natural childbirth

Study: Women’s Deaths During, After Childbirth Skyrocketing In New York City

An alarming new report Monday showed a dramatic increase in the number of New York City mothers dying during and after delivering children.

04/08/2013

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Gas Prices On The Rise In New Jersey

Motorists have been seeing higher prices at the pump in New Jersey lately.

01/05/2013

NY Bar Association Says Salary Hikes For State Judges Are Too Small

“During the past 12 years, the cost of living increased by 40 percent, eroding judicial salaries,” said Vincent E. Doyle III, president of the lawyers’ group. Yet “judges’ salaries will have risen 27 percent over a 15-year period, far less than the projected inflation rate.”

08/27/2011

NY Supreme Court Judges To See First Pay Raise Since ’99

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said in an interview that it’s a good compromise in hard economic times.

08/26/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (file)

Gov. Christie Proposes More Pension Reforms

Christie was to outline his plan during a town hall meeting in Gloucester Township Tuesday.

09/14/2010